Belfast Telegraph

Nigeria snubs court request over fraud accused

A High Court judge has expressed astonishment that Nigerian authorities seemingly will not co-operate in confirming the identity of an alleged serial fraudster held in Belfast.

Lord Justice Coghlin was told efforts to gain assistance from the Nigerian High Commission in London have so far drawn a blank.

Contact was attempted by police and UK Border Agency officials in a bid to establish the true identity of Oluseye Sunday Olundegun.

The 36-year-old, with an address at Burmah Street, Belfast, faces a total of 12 charges involving multiple counts of fraud by false representation, possession of false identity documents and having articles for use in fraud.

The alleged offences relate to bogus passports and other documentation he is accused of having.

Olundegun denies using a false document to apply for a driver's licence.

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